Yesterday we celebrated the gift of Jesus Christ to us and to our world. The psalm today celebrates all of God’s other gifts that we find in our world. God clothed creation in amazing beauty – from the stars, sun, and moon to the snow, frost, and rain. He also created much that is also beautiful. From the birds and animals to the mountains, trees, and flowers, we find much beauty in our world.
God created much with an amazing amount of diversity and creativity. We do not see just roses, but tulips and daffodils, and morning glories. We don’t just see red roses, but white and pink and… There is not just one type of mountainscape. Some are beautiful in their rugged splendor and others are pine-covered and inviting.
Today at my house it is very cold and windy and snowy. In a few months the grass and plants will burst forth with beautiful green and young birds will chirp. In just a few more months the hot sun will bring forth growth and the occasional thunderstorm to remind me of God’s power and might. And soon thereafter the leaves will turn a variety of yellows, reds, and oranges and cool evenings will return.
Today may we connect to the many incredible ways that God has created the earth and all that is in and on it. As we consider and marvel at the work of His hands, may we praise and thank our loving and amazing Creator God.
Scripture reference: Psalm 148